Technology — Help or Hindrance
As more electronic processing becomes available to individuals authors, they need to master the technology or get left behind. I have the impression publishers and agents will look more favourably on print-ready submissions. The good part is we can do stuff ourselves and not pay someone else to do it. The down-side is programs can be complicated. I thought I was on top of printing and graphics software, but now realise I've just scratched the surface.